• Funding for Plantation Establishment Welcomed

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) welcomes the announcement in the Victorian State Budget of $110 million in funding towards plantation establishment in the Latrobe Valley.      

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  • New Mill a Boost for South Gippsland

    The peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the opening of the new Radial Timber Mill at Yarram, South Gippsland. Tim Johnston, CEO of VAFI, said the state-of-the-art mill, officially opened today by The Hon Darren Chester MP, Federal Member for Gippsland, is […]

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  • Statement on comments by Deputy Prime Minister

    VAFI welcomes measures that support the Heyfield mill and the future of its employees, and remains committed to solutions that deliver long-term security and certainty for the forest, fibre and wood products industry. The industry take the conservation of threatened species, including the Leadbeater’s Possum very seriously. Industry has been active in supporting the recovery […]

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  • Statement on Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    I am disappointed that a solution could not be reached between ASH and the government that would secure the mill’s long term timber supply, and therefore, the long-term future of the mill. We will continue to strongly support ASH, their workers, and their future in Heyfield. Whilst I note the government’s comments about their commitment […]

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  • Risk of job losses outweighs park push

    Sixty three percent of Victorians don’t believe that the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) will generate enough jobs to cover those lost in the forest, fibre, and wood products industry if the park were to be established, according to polling undertaken by JWS Research on behalf of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI).

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  • Proposed new park numbers don’t add up

    The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) says the establishment of the proposed Great Forest National Park (GFNP) would have negative consequences, not only for the industry, but socially and economically for all of Victoria.

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  • Industry welcomes extension of East Gippsland RFA

    The peak body for the forest, fibre and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the extension of the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement.

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  • Response to forced closure of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

    Following the announcement that the future of the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) mill at Heyfield, and that of its employees, is under threat if it does not get access to a long-term supply of timber, Tim Johnston, the CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) the peak body for the forest, fibre, and […]

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  • Industry welcomes Koala Management Guidelines

    The peak body for the forest, fibre, and wood products industry, the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), has welcomed the release of new requirements, and guidelines for koala management in South West Victoria, based on the industry’s own voluntary guidelines.

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  • Victorians urged to stay alert over the summer months

    The Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), the peak body for forest and wood products industry, is urging all Victorians to prepare themselves for extreme weather conditions that may arise over the holiday period, and the warmer months ahead.

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